Our very own Orinda, Beaver Leader of the Eskmouth colony, is taking part in the Tough Mudder competition in September, to raise money for Cure Rett.
Rett Syndrome is caused by a random genetic mutation on the x-chromosome that can occur in any boy or girl. It becomes apparent between the age of 6 months and 2 years. Boys usually die within their first year. Girls go through a period of regression where they lose the ability to walk, speak, use their hands, and often to eat properly. Seizures can develop as well as breathing problems, scoliosis (curvature of the spine), gut failure and even premature sudden death.
Show your support for both Orinda and Cure Rett by donating on Orinda’s Just giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/Orinda-Elliott